Guide To the Adorable Hohenschwangau Castle, a Hidden Gem in Bavaria Germany

Here’s my guide to visiting Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria Germany. Truth time. I might have enjoyed touring the operatic and ochre-hued Hohenschwangau Castle more than its decidedly more famous next door neighbor, Neuschwanstein Castle. As the neglected stepchild of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau is effectively a hidden gem in Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle is more glamorous and gaudy, … Read more

Guide To Linderhof Palace in Bavaria: Moon King Channels Sun King

Here’s my guide to visiting Linderhof Palace in Germany, which tells you everything you need to see there with tips for visiting. Linderhof Palace is a dramatic must see site and landmark in Bavaria, built by King Ludwig II. I’m never sure what to call Ludwig. He’s mostly known as Mad King Ludwig, an eccentric … Read more

Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria: Was His Death Suicide or Murder?

“I wish to remain an eternal enigma to myself and to others.” — Ludwig II I’ve always been fascinated by murder mysteries. If you throw royalty into the mix, it’s an even juicier story. I’ve previously written about Vincent Van Gogh (suicide or murder?) and England’s Richard III (did he kill the princes in the … Read more

Guide To Munich’s Opulent Nymphenburg Palace

Here’s my guide to visiting Munich’s grand Nymphenburg Palace and the beautiful palace gardens. I tell you everything you need to see at this must visit attraction in Munich. At Nymphenburg, swans glide, nymphs dance on Rococo ceilings, and thematic follies dot the lavish park. Nymphenburg Palace is a must see site in Munich. It’s … Read more